Alonso to fulfill Daytona 24 Hours ambition

Alonso to fulfill Daytona 24 Hours ambition

The Spaniard will contest January’s Daytona 24 Hours race, as he continues his bid to complete motorsport’s fabled “Triple Crown.” Alonso, a two-time world champion, will drive for the United Autosport team with the race taking place during F1’s off-season. United Autosports is owned by Zak Brown, team principal of the McLaren F1 team with which Alonso recently signed a new contract. “What an exciting and interesting project,” Alonso said in a statement. “The Daytona 24 Hours is the most iconic US endurance race and one of the world’s great…

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The horrors of the 'Evil 8' and how a young girl was preyed upon

The horrors of the 'Evil 8' and how a young girl was preyed upon

Posted November 08, 2017 08:23:29 Photo: The girl was aged between 11 and 13 when she was raped and abused by her father and others. (ABC News) It was a tip-off from a member of the public that led police to uncover one of Western Australia’s worst instances of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Key points: The young girl’s father arranged for men to rape and abuse her and also took part A judge says she detailed the abuse “almost as though the activities were normal” Alfred John Impicciatore was…

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Can Trump reassure South Korea he will handle North crisis?

Can Trump reassure South Korea he will handle North crisis?

His mission inside the soaring assembly hall: convince his audience of Korean lawmakers, plus the broader region, that he’s committed to preventing the type of annihilation that many fear is possible if Trump’s language is misconstrued. Aides say his remarks will put the current conflict into historical context, stressing the half-century alliance between the US and South Korea while encouraging other countries in the region — namely, China and Russia — to step up their efforts to isolate North Korea. Drafts of the speech have been in the works for…

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Fossil of 'our earliest ancestors' found in Dorset

Fossil of 'our earliest ancestors' found in Dorset

Image copyrightMark Witton Image caption The mammals ventured out at night to hunt insectsFossils of the oldest-known ancestors of most living mammals, including human beings, have been unearthed in southern England. Teeth belonging to the extinct shrew-like creatures, which scampered at the feet of dinosaurs, were discovered in cliffs on the Dorset coast. Scientists who identified the specimens say they are the earliest undisputed fossils of mammals belonging to the line that led to humans. They date back 145 million years. ”Here we have discovered from the Jurassic coast a…

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ASX hits 6000 for first time since GFC

ASX hits 6000 for first time since GFC

THE benchmark Aussie share index has hit 6000 points for the first time since the global financial crisis a decade ago. In a Melbourne Cup Day boon for investors, the ASX 200 crossed the 6000-point mark in mid-morning trade. TERRY MCCRANN: What to expect from the RBA, and at Flemington, today READ MORE: Where now for the stockmarket? It eased later in the morning and during early afternoon trade to sit just below that threshold — at 5992.9 points — at 2pm. It is the first time the benchmark Australian…

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